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Diagnostic Tests for Malaria Underused in Zambia

...diagnose malaria, these diagnostic tests are often underused in Zambia, and patients with negative test results are often prescribed anti-malaria medications, according to a study. The recent introduction of the effective but expensive artemisinin-based (a type of medication) combination therapy for malaria...

National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery

...ograms, observed. "A procedure can be overused and underused in the same hospital setting. However, our studies show that it is possible to develop criteria for appropriate use that can help health care providers deliver the best care to patients." The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the...

Statisticians Alarmed As Canada Zooms Towards Labour Shortage

...orkers to stay on the job, as well as tapping into underused labour pools such as aboriginals. Experts also suggest the use of foreign visa holders as well as temporary visa holders. <B...

Lithium Increases Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains

...y matter in these regions of bipolar brains may be underused or dysfunctional. This is the first time researchers were able to look at specific regions of the brain that may be affected by lithium treatment in living human subjects, said Bearden. “We used a novel method for brain imaging analysis that ...

Doctors must exercise caution while prescribing medicines to elders

...tions, we need to be vigilant about drugs that are underused as well as drug that are overused," concludes Steinman. Source-Eurekalert SA...

Asthma Breath Test in Diagnosis of Chronic Cough

...of chronic cough. This very accurate -- but rather underused -- test could be used up front for all patients complaining of chronic cough, saving significant time and expense in other testing," he said. "It helps us get to the treatment and bring relief to the patient in the least invasive, fastest way possibl...

Researchers claim That Regular Use Of Hib Vaccine In Africa Could Eliminate H. Influenza totally.

... the evidence base for the introduction of new and underused life-saving vaccines is a critical step in understanding what interventions countries need to save more lives faster,” said Julian Lob-Levyt, Executive Secretary, GAVI Alliance. “If you can measure the impact a disease is having on your country, it i...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

... Asia have such a huge degree of need, and so many underused interventions, that it is difficult to redeploy resources currently being spent on achieving the goals. But policy should shift to escalating the most cost-effective activities, say the authors. "These results represent the best evidence currently av...

Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy

...ers suggest that chemotherapy may be significantly underused or dosages may be too low for the particular age group . Researchers analyzed data from clinical trials of treatments for breast cancer patients from over a 14-year period. The trials compared more aggressive and less aggressive chemotherapy regimen...

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